Today we are putting our focus on macros. You may have heard about them around the box…”I can’t eat that, it doesn’t fit my macros”, “hey what are the macros for that bar?”, “how many macros do you eat?”, “I gotta hit my macros”. Well maybe you are like most people and have no idea what a macro is, much less why people are walking around hitting them.
Macros, or macronutrients, provide the body with energy. There are three main classes of macronutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These three nutrients are the way our body acquires in calories and, in turn can function. The percentage of each you should take in varies depending on the person and what your goals are. There are several different diets that focus on macros…The Zone Diet, Eat to Perform, IIFYM (If it fits your macros). Not one will work best for everyone and you should do your research and see what fits your needs and ability most. Here is a link to an article that goes into more detail on each of the individual macros and what their roles are in the body. There is one thing for sure though, macronutrients are super important for your performance and function and you should be consuming a little from each group at every meal! So read up and eat up!